Question (WOODWEB Member) :
We are looking to put a rip fence (for parallel cuts) mounted on the sled of our Felder sliding table saw (K700 Pro - previous generation). The saw is used daily to square and parallel large panels of various sizes, and we use it to straight and parallel edges on flitched stacks of re-sawn 1/4" veneers. So we want a rip fence that moves easily and accurately across the sled parallel to the blade. Any tips from those who have done this? Could a Tiger Stop system work? We currently use a poor man's system of a stop on the x-cut fence at one end, and a shop made gizmo at the other and set them parallel with a cut stick. Thanks in advance for any recommended aftermarket systems or proven ideas.
(Solid Wood Machining Forum)
From Contributor B:
We made a simple version of what I believe you are looking for out of a piece of 1/2" ply and some 4/4 for edges. Basically just have the piece of ply with about 3' edge against the fence on the slider and the 8' leg parallel with the blade. Applied 4/4 vertical faces. We clamped it to the slider fence, raised the blade, and skinned the 4/4 so its dead parallel with the blade. Itís not the niftiest system in that you have to pop a quick clamp and slide the jig/fence manually and then re-clamp but it works very well for us and especially the price. Itís no Tiger Stop though. Itís basically like a big speed square clamped to the slider fence. I cut a sweeping arc on the inside to allow room for the operator to stand. We use it regularly for straight lining live edge stuff and for glue line rips.